[aprssig] Appalachian GOlden Packet Event Needs APRS Volunteers

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Thu Jun 22 12:04:19 CDT 2017

On  Saturday, 15 July we man-up 15 mountains from Maine to Georgia for the
Annual Golden Packet attempt.

We do not have operators yet on 4 peaks below.  We need at least one
volunteer operator per peak that is FULLY familiar with APRS operation from
their APRS radios for the 4 hour event on these mountains not yet committed:

Mt Washington, New Hampshire

Mt Equinox, Vermont

Sam’s Point state park, New York

Hawksbill, VA on BR parkway

All of these are drive-up sites though we expect a good pole mounted
vertical antenna for solid coverage 100 miles in both directions.

For more info and all kinds of details, see:

This will be the 9th year to demonstrate cross-continent packet
text-messaging over 2000 miles and 14 hops using no-prior infrastructure.
This year we will operate at 9600 baud since last year we demonstrated it
works as well as 1200 but should allow double the message throughput.

After getting your paltry 100 points at Field Day.  Get some respect, and
come have fun with packet radio!

OR start up your own LONG-LINEAR packet test anywhere else in the country.
Pacific Coast trail?  Continental Divide Trail? Lewis&Clark Trail?

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